CSS text-justify Property

The text-justify property defines the behavior of spacing between words or characters.

The text-justify property is one of the CSS3 properties.

The text-justify property selects the justification method of text when text-align is set to "justify".

Initial Value auto
Applies to Inline-level and table-cell elements.
Inherited Yes.
Animatable No
Version CSS3
DOM Syntax object.style.textJustify = "inter-character";

Syntax

text-justify: auto | inter-word | inter-character | none | initial | inherit;

Example of the text-justify property:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Title of the document</title>
    <style>
      div {
      text-align: justify;
      text-justify: auto;
      }
    </style>
  </head>
  <body>
    <h2>Text-justify property example</h2>
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  </body>
</html>

Result

In the following example resize the browser to see how "justify" works:

Example of the text-justify property with the "inter-character" value:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Title of the document</title>
    <style>
      div {
      text-align: justify;
      text-justify: inter-character;
      }
    </style>
  </head>
  <body>
    <h2>Text-justify property example</h2>
    <div>Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged. It was popularised in the 1960s with the release of Letraset sheets containing Lorem Ipsum passages, and more recently with desktop publishing software like Aldus PageMaker including versions of Lorem Ipsum.</div>
  </body>
</html>

Values

Value Description
auto Justification algorithm is defined. The browser is allowed to determine whether inter-word or inter-character is better for justification. This is the default value of this property.
inter-word The browser increases the space between words. This is typical for languages. This value is a variety of the word-spacing property.
inter-character The browser increases the space between characters. This value is a variety of the letter-spacing property.
none Justification is deactivated.
distribute Has the same function as inter-word. This value is kept for backwards compatibility.
initial Makes the property use its default value.
inherit Inherits the property from its parents element.

Browser support

x x 55.0+ x x

Practice Your Knowledge

The text-justify property selects the justification method of text when



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